The recent notification issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change allowing local bodies to stipulate environmental conditions while granting building permission will improve the launch pipeline and at the same time, help save time and cost for developers.
As per the notification, municipalities, development authorities and district panchayats can stipulate environmental conditions while granting building permission for building or construction projects measuring more than 50,000 sq. mt. and less than 1,50,000 sq. mt. of built-up area.